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National Portrait Gallery researchers reveal 'airbrushed' Elizabeth I in X-ray of portrait

The NPG's new Tudor portraits exhibition reveals how X-rays of a portrait of Elizabeth I show how the Queen's portrait was overpainted and prettified in the eighteenth century.

A close up photo of a black ink drawing of a young punk from 1976 against yellow

Competition: Win a copy of new Grayson Perry book Playing to the Gallery

Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to be Understood has just been published by Penguin, and we've got a copy to give away to one reader.

a painting of two figures within a golden landscape of seas and setting sun

Tate Britain finds something new and exciting to say in Late Turner – Painting Set Free

Tate Britain's Linbury Galleries are the setting for the first major exhibition to survey the achievements of JMW Turner during his final period between 1835 and 1850.

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Curator's Choice: Cathy Sloan on a three-metre high outdoor mural of Edward Elgar

A street art team known as We Love Art have created a cheeky version of Edward Elgar on the wall of his museum. Director Cathy Sloan introduces the high-velocity work.

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Dita von Teese and Scroobius Pip in Amy Winehouse show curated by singer's tattooist

Henry Hate, the singer's friend and tattooist, says an exhibition of street art-inspired works in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation will be "eye-popping".

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LS Lowry work saved from tomato ketchup stains to go on first public display in Salford

The Thames at Greenwich will go on show to the public for the first time after conservators removed stains said by the lenders to include tomato ketchup.

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Public offered toilet roll and cut-price prints by Chapman Brothers in Jerwood Gallery appeal

With just three days left to raise the £25,000 needed to bring the Chapman Brothers to Hastings, the Jerwood Gallery is calling on the public to help it cross the finish line.

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Lucian Freud's collection of Frank Auerbach paintings goes on show at Tate Britain

Lucian Freud's private collection of paintings and drawings by one of Britain’s greatest living artists, Frank Auerbach, goes on display at Tate Britain today.

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Picture Gallery: 79 Works in Pencil - The Derwent Art Prize 2014

See a selection of drawings from the Derwent Art Prize, showing at the Mall Galleries in London in September, and vote for your favourite in the People's Choice Award.

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Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter is inspirational at Towner Eastbourne

The life and work of the remarkable Peggy Angus is celebrated with a fitting exhibition at Towner. Richard Moss enjoys the journey with Angus biographer James Russell.

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The act of finding, rather than carving is celebrated in Morphisisation at APT Gallery

The gentle art of finding, rather than carving, modelling or moulding is the theme in a group show of sculptural installation at Deptford's APT Gallery.

Black and white painting of a packed out arrangement of rectangles and squares

South American art shines as Radical Geometry is radical once more at the RA

The Royal Academy tells the story of a continent with a rare show of work fro the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

a portrait of a young RAF airman seated in a red armchair

National Portrait Gallery puts young Roald Dahl RAF portrait on show for the first time

A rarely-seen Matthew Smith portrait of Roald Dahl when he was a young RAF officer during the Second World War has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

a painting of four angelic figures lifting a prone warrior into a cloudy sky on a stretcher

Scottish National Portrait Gallery reveals the painting that inspired Wilfred Owen

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is about to launch a new exhibition called Remembering the Great War for the First World Centenary - with a little seen painting admired by Wilfred Owen.

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Grayson Perry to portray Chris Huhne, Rylan Clark and more in exhibition alongside Channel 4 show

Who are You?, at the National Portrait Gallery, will portray deaf parents, a Muslim convert, a couple living with Alzheimer's, a young transsexual and Northern Ireland loyalist marchers.

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